A specialist in 20th century music, the conductor Stefano Mazzoleni has also studied piano, double bass, choral music, choral conducting and experimental composition at the Fiesole School of Music with Sylvano Bussotti and orchestral conducting in Vienna.
He has conducted many orchestras in various countries, including prestigious soloists, in symphony concerts and opera, in Europe, Japan, China, U.S., Central and South America: Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta, Orchestra Città di Ferrara, FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari, Sapporo Symphony in Japan, Beijing Symphony in China, New Philarmonia of Hong Kong, Taipei Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional and Orquesta del Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional and OFUNAM in Mexico, USC Symphony Orchestra in Columbia (South Carolina) Symphony orchestra of South Arkansas, Chamber Ensemble of London in St. Martin in the Fields, The Ensemble for Contemporary Music in Moscow, Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra of Zagreb, Symphony orchestra of Maribor (Slovenia), National Symphony Orchestra in La Habana, New York Chamber Ensemble, Orchestre Philarmonique de Bruxelles, Istanbul Symphony Orchestra, Presidential orchestra of Ankara, Izmir symphony orchestra and many others.
In 1995 he founded the festival “Windows on the 20th Century” in Treviso, Italy. This festival specialises in music and culture of our time, and has enjoyed the participation of many Italian and international artists. In 13 years, more than 150 concerts have been given – many of which were world or italian premières.
As a composer, some of his pieces have been performed by San Paolo Audiovisivi. Stefano made his debut in January 2000 at the Theatre du Roind-Point in Paris, with incidental music to the play “Matricule” by Luc Bassong.
In 1991 he founded the musical magazine “Diastema”, one the most important italian magazines, specialising in musicology and analysis – the only Italian magazine cited in the new edition of the German “Algemeine Enziclopädie der Musik. Stefano is president of the publishers Ensemble 900, who specialise in musical texts, with around 50 titles to their credit.
In 2001 he was a jury member for the “Mario Gusella International Competition for Orchestral Conductors” in Pescara, and in 2002 he was on the jury of the “Mario del Monaco International Opera Competition, in Castelfranco Veneto.
In November he has been nominated Principal conductor and artistic advisor at “Palermo classica” festival that will take place from July 25th to September 5th 2015 in Palermo, Italy.